Sunday, September 30, 2012
Like this bag? Its for sale in my Etsy shop.
To make the flower: I cut out 10 of the hips from the pattern and sewed them together in pairs- right sides together (leaving the end open to turn them). I then machine basted them together with the largest stitch my machine would do (below) while leaving a large amount of string at both the beginning and the end. I took one of the strings from one of the ends and pulled it to bunch the 'petals'. I then knotted the ends together and went around the edges again with another piece of thread and a needle to help secure the flower. I used the fabric from the inside of the bag to make a 11/8' button for the center. I then sewed it into the center of the petals and sewed a pin on the back.